To see my professional credentials, association memberships and accomplishments, visit my LinkedIn profile. To get a glimpse into who I am as a person and what I will bring to your coaching and HR consulting needs, read on.
Born in Eastern North Carolina to a career United States Marine and stay-at-home mom, I grew up moving between North Carolina and Florida. A beach girl through and through, the Sunshine State is in my blood, but North Carolina is "home".
The core of who I am stems from my Christian faith and from my upbringing as a military brat. I live my life by 5 Fs - Faith, Freedom, Family, Friends and Fun.
From middle school through college, music was at the forefront of my life. I played the flute and was a member of the concert band, marching band, orchestra and chorus. I minored in music in college and continued playing several years into my adult life.
As much as I loved music, in college I realized it was not my career calling and stumbled into the Human Resources program. Thus began my Human Resources career. The first part of my career was in various specialist roles whereas the second part of my career was in HR Business Partner and leadership roles. My passion for HR lies within these generalist roles! The ability to partner with leaders to achieve success in their organizations, lead and mentor teams of other HR professionals and coach employees regarding their careers and balancing their work and personal lives brought me energy and great satisfaction.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, I came to realize how much I enjoy owning my schedule and balancing and intertwining personal time and work time. This discovery, combined with the areas of Human Resources that I am most passionate about and skilled at, have led me down the path of Coaching and HR Consulting.
Another determinant of who I am is the sudden loss of my brother in 2013. My only sibling and older brother by two years, he died by suicide. This, combined with a family history of anxiety and depression formed my passion for removing the stigma associated with mental health issues and urging people to take care of and talk about their mental health. While coaching is not psychotherapy, and is not about healing or addressing mental health issues, it is a proactive and positive action you can take in order to live your best life.
How does this translate to you? In addition to my professional training, work experience and key strengths, my background and life experiences have formed who I am and what I bring to the table as your coach or HR consultant. It also speaks to why I am particularly endeared to grief and career coaching as well as drawn towards military families and those in "people professions".